Abigail Pesta

Stories by Abigail Pesta

  • Savannah Dietrich

    ‘Thanks for Ruining My Life’

    A teen tweets the names of two boys who sexually assaulted her, defying a judge's order—and upending the courts.
  • Sex Slave

    An Escape From Sex Slavery

    Enslaved as a child in the basement of a brothel, a young woman gives voice to the horrors of human trafficking with a breakthrough radio show.
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    War of the Wombs

    Keith Mason and his wife are leading a growing national campaign to legally define human embryos as people, which would outlaw abortion—and possibly some forms of birth control, opponents say. In an exclusive interview, he discusses his ambitious plans.
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    To Catch a Predator

    Detroit prosecutor Kym Worthy is leading a charge to solve 11,000 rapes.
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    The Hardest-Working Jazz Star

    No TV, no texting—and she goes to bed on time. It's no wonder Esperanza Spalding rules the jazz world.